How Good Is It? A Plague Tale: Requiem

Amicia and Hugo make a triumphant return.

In 2019, Focus Interactive released A Plague Tale: Innocence, where players explored the rat-infested wasteland of the Hundred Years’ War with Amicia and Hugo de Run in this narrative title. The original saw praise for its emotional story, solid mechanics, and grounded characters, but does its sequel, A Plague Tale: Requiem, live up to the original?

A Plague Tale: Requiem is a hit among critics, with a Strong OpenCritic score and 86% of critics recommending a purchase. With an 83 average, A Plague Tale: Requiem is an excellent 2022 title. User scores are also solid for this sequel, sitting at a 7.2/10 on Metacritic.

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Standout A Plague Tale: Requiem Reviews

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A Plague Tale: Requiem improves upon everything that made its predecessor a hit. With improved controls, abilities, visuals, and an even more remarkable story. Most critics agree that this sequel is the best entry thus far for the Plague Tale franchise and one that fans will surely enjoy. Despite many games floundering for sequels, Focus Entertainment creates an emotional title that tethers users to Amicia and Hugo’s struggles. Scores vary, but most critics agree that A Plague Tale: Requiem is worth your time and money.

If you liked A Plague Tale: Innocence, you’d love A Plague Tale: Requiem. While the narrative is grim, it’s sure to move you if you’re a fan of single-player experiences. Just have a box of tissues ready when you play!

A Plague Tale: Requiem is available for $49.99 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Watch the video below to preview the story in A Plague Tale: Requiem.

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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